Talk:Barn raising

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This article doesn't actually talk about how the barn is raised. Did people pull on ropes attached to the timbers, or directly grab the timbers, or what? The structure was actually constructed flat, then lifted up, right? Was there a foundation? Was siding put on afterwards? I am very unclear how this worked. —Vivacissamamente 21:03, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

The idea is about the concept of communities working together to enhance individual needs. It isn't about the actual physical method of building the thing. Comprehend? If you want to know how barns are build, then this isn't the correct article I'm afraid. ~AFA Imagine I swore. 00:43, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

IMO, it would be awesome if somebody did the research and wrote it up; I'd also like to know more about how the actual construction is accomplished. I'd also love to help build one! The "Barn Raising" concept is a good one to generalize and apply to things other than actual cow barns, for sure. No doubts. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.27.101.194 (talk) 07:38, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Appears to be entirly from the Meatball Wiki page.[edit]

Or is it vice versa? The copyright on Meatball Wiki content remains with the contributor, and as far as I know unless the contributor gives a licence, there is no licence to use material away from Meatball Wiki. See Meatball:MeatballWikiCopyright for more information. ~AFA Imagine I swore. 00:48, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

You're not wrong, but the Meatball Wiki does not seem to keep a long history (unless I'm missing something). I can not tell chicken from egg. -- :- ) Don 17:32, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Indepenence or Interdependence[edit]

Despite traditions of independence, self-sufficiency, and refusal to incur debt to one another, community barn raisings were a part one's life.

There may have been traditions of independence and self-reliance, but these were not absolute. A barn raising was an example of interdependence and reliance on neighbors. A barn raising does involve a debt to the neighbors, but with everyone participating, it is a debt which each person owes to every other person.--RLent (talk) 17:07, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

The idea that we can be independent is ridiculous. We can not have what we have without our cooperative civil community. People need to view it under the auspices of a paradigm free of the concept of «“debt which each person owes to every other person” mapping to some monetary debt» in a parallel universe where people starve if the books don't balance even though the silo is full of wheat... The dishes have to be washed. We just do that. It's part of life. The air outside stinks, and there's a constant smog haze on the horizon here. It's time to clean up the air. How? Build residential service light rail, on a large scale. Talkoot. 76.27.101.194 (talk) 07:34, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

And quit "Jesus Christ"-ing at me. I'm sick of it. Say something intelligent. Talk about something real and contemporary. Residential Service Light Rail Streetcar / Trolley, powered by wind energy. Rolling on steel smelted by wind energy. Let's get the show on the road! I want to see it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.27.101.194 (talk) 07:41, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Excellent![edit]

What a great article! This has to be one of the most random article topics I've ever seen on Wikipedia, but it's so interesting and well-explained! Brilliant :-) BigSteve (talk) 09:56, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Newer pictures[edit]

I wrote to Common Ground several weeks ago and asked for picture contribution, because the issue had more than 20 good pictures, but no response. -- :- ) Don 17:38, 19 October 2012 (UTC)